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STORY

 

Established in 1971, ABS Machining has grown to become the recognized global leader in large Machining, Fabrication, and Assembly for OEMs. The key to our success has been exceptional people, unparalleled facilities and an unwavering commitment to quality. Our people are experts in their given field. Their expertise is matched only by their passion for serving our clients. We continue to invest in our people with education programs, cross training and in our internal accredited apprenticeship center. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and equipped to serve our client’s requirements in:

  • Large and Heavy Machining
  • Production Machining
  • Production Fabrication
  • Automated and Robotic Welding
  • Specialty Welding and Inconel Cladding
  • Complex Mechanical Assemblies
  • 5 Axis Machining
 

Our massive fleet of machines and automated welding systems has delivered solutions to the most technically challenging projects. Our commitment to maintaining unparalleled facilities is evidenced by our renowned continuous capital reinvestment initiatives. ABS's commitment to quality goes well beyond our ISO 9001:2015 Registration. From the inception of all programs, ABS quality professionals work closely with each customer to ensure all their unique requirements are met or exceeded. It is this commitment that has positioned ABS as a strategic supplier to leading OEMs worldwide.

Why Partner with ABS?

 
Not just any manufacturer can create quality heavy fabrications. These projects require specific tools, equipment, and processes as well as personnel with the right skills and expertise to handle such large structures. With over 50 years of experience serving a variety of industries, ABS offers OEMs proven experience, facilities, and know-how to safely and successfully perform heavy fabrication projects.

ABS: A Complete Manufacturing Solution

 
ABS offers OEMs a complete manufacturing solution that strengthens their supply chain. Since every step in the manufacturing process builds upon the next, it is cost-effective to partner with a supplier, like ABS, that can start and end the project with you – from the concept and design phase through production, sub-assembly and final assembly operations.

Our Strong Commitment to Quality

 
Quality is key to success in machining. At ABS, quality is an integral part of every process we undertake, and our quality team works hand in hand with our manufacturing and engineering teams to ensure quality is part of every decision we make. Production inconsistencies and poor quality result in various negative outcomes such as slower time to market, tainted reputation, strained supplier-OEM relationship – and worst of all, customer loss or harm. Companies that supply machined parts and products simply cannot afford to cut corners when it comes to quality, especially when serving high-reliability industries such as the aerospace or energy sectors. Quality is the key driver at ABS. Our robust quality control and quality assurance program improves workflow, resulting in efficiency gains along the production line as well as across the entire supply chain. Our programs track a large volume of data – largely real-time with the use of IoT and smart technologies – to trend key metrics and enable operations personnel to make decisions based on accurate and timely information. With this data, potential quality issues along the production line are identified and resolved promptly. These adjustments and improvements result in optimized operations and consistent quality. ABS’ strong commitment to quality delivers:
Reduced risks:
The economic and reputational cost of product recalls or failures is often really high. Manufacturers with robust and established quality programs, like ABS, are less likely to have quality incidents such as recalls or part failures – reducing the level of risk for the supplier and OEM. Additionally, potential errors or issues are identified in advance, enabling the ABS team to address the problem and prevent the quality issue from occurring in the first place.
Minimized waste:
One of the biggest costs associated with poor quality is the volume of waste generation. Waste is very costly. There is, of course, the economic cost of labor and materials to repair or refabricate a defective part. Additionally, a product that does not meet specifications may cause the customer to walk away, costing the supplier future business opportunities and tainting the supplier’s reputation.
Garner loyalty:
ABS has a high level of production quality and repeatability enabling us to deliver consistent products to customers – becoming a trusted partner. When your products meet or exceed customer expectations, you get repeat business. Customer loyalty and a long-term partnership benefits both the supplier and the customer. The customer gains reliability within their supply chain; the supplier receives a steady influx of projects and referrals and gains a more positive brand reputation – and a lower cost of customer acquisition which directly impacts the bottom line and provides a competitive advantage.